With mere days untilChristmas, it's imperative that you select a dress that is both show-stopping and extra special. Because let's face it, if you can't dress up for Christmas, when can you? A festive frock is your party piece - particularly if you rock embellishments, sequins and velvet - no one will bat an eyelid or think you've overdone it. Whether you're wanting a sparkly glitter-ball style number, a splash of red, or a classic LBD - we've got your back. Love the rainbow and red sequin dresses in the photo above?They are £325 each from Rixo. From M&S and L.K.Bennett to H&M and Zara, get adding these to your Xmas list right now…
We had to start with this stunning number by Rixo. It just ticks all of our boxes, thanks to the asymmetric neckline, shoulder ruffles and best of all, a scattering of hand-embellished silver and gold sequin stars which give it the most glamorous kick. Oh, and the best bit? It's bubblegum pink!
Vibrant elegance really should be made mandatory at Christmas parties, right? We are a little bit in love with this stunning, bright-blue, cowl-neck number from Topshop. It has statement ruffled sleeves and simply needs to be worn with a pair of silver shoes and a bouji clutch bag.
The rainbow trend stops for no-one, even at Christmas! Brighten up the party with this fabulous technicolour sequin shift dress. The bold glitter detail means you can afford to leave your jewellery at home - just let the dress speak for itself - it's bright enough! Team with a pair of nude high heels or a pair of fancy metallic flats for maximum impact.
£240, Monsoon at Littlewoods
When we have an event to go to and need to look extra glam in the pictures, Needle & Thread is our first port of call. This season the brand - which is known for its exquisite embroidery - has ventured into the realm of sequins and wow, what a transition! The glossy, high-neck number has a pretty tulle ruffle trim on the neckline and cuffs and it comes in pink, black or gold. We'll take all three, thanks.
£300, Needle & Thread
Sometimes, it's best to go classic and opt for the chicest Santa-inspired red that money can buy. We love this polka dot embossed wrap dress from Marks & Spencer. The effortlessly elegant piece features long sleeves and a tie fastening that will cinch you in at the waist. A glass of mulled wine is optional…
£35, Marks & Spencer
Remember last year when L.K.Bennett released THAT pink sequin dress that everyone from Fearne Cotton to Annie Lennox wore? Well this year the iconic number has had a revamp - and it's now forest green. How gorgeous! A dash of red lippy and some extra gold heels are all you would need to rock this round the Christmas tree…
Christmas calls for a show-stopper of a dress, and this full-length number by For Love & Lemons is glitz and glam personified. The statement gown boasts custom floral lace and stunning applique detail. Cut with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high split, it will certainly bring the holiday spirit!
£290, For Love & Lemons
She wore blue velvet… you know how the song goes - and the dress code! We are loving this simple yet totally chic V neck number from H&M. Velvet always comes to life at Christmas and the soft fabric can be easily set off with a pair of glittering shoulder-grazing earrings.
It doesn't matter what event we have on - when in doubt, we head to Zara and what a treat the Spanish brand has this year with their dress edit. We can't stop thinking about this V-neck rosy frock that comes complete with short ruffled sleeves. Bring the Christmas cheer with the sexy mini length and if you add a matching pink clutch, it would make the shade pop even more.
Everyone should have a wrap dress in their collection - it's pretty much one of the most flattering cuts known to mankind. We are loving Truth & Fable's Xmas version of the cult classic - the dusting of glitter and floral print is a winning combo.
£57, Truth & Fable at Amazon Fashion
If you need a stunning Christmas party dress but you're on a budget - Primark have created the most incredible selection of party frocks that won't break the bank and look the business. This sexy shift is made with show-stopping sequins in a dazzling leopard print. Add a pair of knee high boots and a serious smoky eye - and you will be ready to roll.
If you have a cocktail party or a dinner and dance situation - you need to go gold - and you need sequins. Combine the two with this dazzling number from QVC which will totally help you turn heads.
Houndstooth print is retro masterpiece - a micro trend that never goes away! This stunning number from L'Academie at Revolve is a delightful design that will get you into the Christmas spirit in no time. Team with knee high boots and a Cosmo cocktail…